Funding competition Horizon Europe Guarantee – EIT KICs 2021

This funding route is to deliver the UK Government’s Horizon Europe guarantee. Specifically it covers retrospective funding for UK partners involved in EIT-KIC activities in the 2021 calendar year who have been unable to receive EIT funding.

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Description

On 29 November, the government announced a new scheme that guarantees funding for successful applicants to the first wave of Horizon Europe grant awards regardless of the outcome of the UK’s efforts to associate to Horizon Europe.

This guarantee covers the costs of EIT-eligible activities delivered by UK participants of the KICs that would otherwise have been covered by grant funding awarded by EIT. The guarantee applies retrospectively for EIT-eligible activities where relevant costs have been incurred in calendar year 2021.

Funding type

Grant

Project size

Not applicable

Who can apply

Applicants will be eligible to register with UKRI for the Horizon Europe guarantee through this route if:

They are a UK-based organisation which has carried out a project under a KIC 2021 Business Plan and they have incurred relevant costs during the 2021 calendar year.

Competition scope

This competition will cover the costs of EIT-eligible activities delivered by UK participants of the KICs that would otherwise have been covered by grant funding awarded by EIT. This will apply retrospectively for EIT-eligible activities where relevant costs have been incurred in calendar year 2021.
21 June 2022 4:46pm
Competition opens
30 September 2022 11:00am
Competition closes

How to apply

Please submit one application for each KIC in which your organisation is involved. Each application should cover all of your projects/activities for that KIC.

The application is split into 3 sections:

  1. Project details
  2. Application questions
  3. Finances

Project details

Application details

The lead applicant must complete this section. Give your project’s title, start date and duration. For additional guidance on filling in this section please refer to the Annex of the Horizon Europe guarantee guidance https://www.ukri.org/publications/horizon-europe-guarantee-notice-and-guidance/.

Heading: Application questions

For these questions you will require:

  • Supporting letter from your KIC
  • Proof of success. This must include either a grant agreement issued by the KIC for 2021 and/or an alternative proof of success. Suitable alternative evidence could include an official letter or email from the KIC confirming that your project was accepted as part of the 2021 Business Plan for your KIC
  • If applicable, evidence that your KIC has removed any ‘success fee’, share-transfer or equity conditions

Tell us where your organisation is based

Your organisation must be based in the UK or a British Overseas Territory.

Participating organisation project region

Please select from the multiple choice answers the region in which your project is being carried out.

EIT-KIC Identifier

Please select the relevant EIT-KIC that relates to your claim. If your claim is for a cross-KIC activity, please select the KIC that manages your award.

EIT-KIC reference number and supporting letter

Please include either an EIT-KIC grant reference number or a unique identifier from the KIC that relates to your claim.

Please upload a supporting letter from your KIC confirming the details of your claim. The KICs have been provided with a template for this letter which must be used for this purpose. This template can be found here.

UK funding contribution applied for

Please enter the value of the final anticipated EIT contribution for 2021 (in GBP) that you would have received had the UK been associated to Horizon Europe.

Please convert the Euro value confirmed by your KIC in their supporting letter using the maximum exchange rate £1: €1.160354.

Proof of Success

Please up upload up to three documents supporting your claim. This must include either a grant agreement issued by the KIC for 2021 and/or an alternative proof of success. Suitable alternative evidence could include an official letter or email from the KIC confirming that your project was accepted as part of the 2021 Business Plan for your KIC.

Success fee and equity conditions

Activities that involve the payment of a success fee or that place share-transfer or other equity conditions on the UK partner are not eligible to receive funding from the UK Government’s guarantee. The KIC would need to remove these conditions for the activities to be in scope for the guarantee.

Removal of success fee and equity conditions

If your KIC activities involved ‘success fee’, share-transfer or other equity conditions, please confirm whether your KIC has removed these conditions in order for your activities to be in scope to receive funding from the UK Guarantee. In this case, please upload supporting evidence from your KIC to confirm that these conditions have been removed.

Project finances

Please enter your total estimated costs in GBP as a single entry under the heading Other costs. This should match the value entered above in “UK funding contribution applied for”. Please do not enter costs under any other heading. Further details on how to fill in this section can be found in the annex of the Horizon Europe guarantee guidance. https://www.ukri.org/publications/horizon-europe-guarantee-notice-and-guidance/

Contact us

If you need support with the application process, email us at heguarantee@iuk.ukri.org.

If you need more information about how to apply or you want to submit your application in Welsh, email support@iuk.ukri.org or call 0300 321 4357. Our phone lines are open from 9am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

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